Most of all, I'm tired this idiot Repsac3's puerile gotcha imbecility. In response to my post on LBCC's communists, Repsac3's been trolling my comments, and left a link to the "One Minute for Peace" website; and clicking around there we find this:
One Minute for Peace is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker "social justice" organization that has long been criticized for its communist affiliations and for abandoning its original religious principles. And it's simply breathtaking the gross deceit these groups are willing to perpetrate. They claim that their budget estimates are from "the proposed 2011 discretionary budget targeted for military spending."
But take a look at a pie chart, from U.S. Government Spending, showing the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. A full 56 percent of spending is designated for health, pensions, and welfare:
The facts of any budget analysis are that non-discretionary social welfare spending dwarfs all other items in the budget. See the Heritage Foundation, "Defense Spending Has Declined While Entitlement Spending Has Increased." As noted there:
The charts in this book are based primarily on data available as of March 2010 from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The charts using OMB data display the historical growth of the federal government to 2009 while the charts using CBO data display both historical and projected growth from as early as 1940 to 2083. Projections utilizing OMB data are taken from the White House FY 2011 budget.
Also, folks can go to the Fiscal 2011 budget itself, "Budget of the U. S. Government: Fiscal Year 2011." And check for additional charts here, "SUMMARY TABLES." And for good measure, here's a chart from Wikipedia, with the source noted at bottom as "OMB - 2011 Budget - Summary Table s-3":
I rarely ban radical leftist commentators from American Power. Mostly, I'll moderate or disable comments if I don't feel like dealing with their stupidity (James B. Webb is a case in point). Mostly, I have fun with them for the sheer hilarity of it, and for the epistemological heuristic utility of obliterating the mindless left-wing/socialist ideological claptrap. And as we see time and again, leftists never seriously engage on point, but rather demonize, ridicule, and attack as racist as part of their ongoing program of intolerance and radical totalitarianism. I will continue to debunk and deflect all of this, since that's what I do. And I'll also continue the periodic back-and-forth blog wars as long as there's some fun or learning in it. But Repsac3's nothing more than the devil's frontman, and I've had enough. He's welcomed here no longer.